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This Friday to Sunday is filled with markets, music, comics, and fundraising! Read on for our top picks for things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend!
Speed skating, karate, fencing, fashion, art launches, Monty Python, and orchids? There are more than enough events to keep you busy all weekend long! Read on for our top picks for things happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!
Portobello West, Vancouver’s monthly arts and fashion market and one of the top spots to shop for local and independent fashion in Vancouver, has been around since 2006, first at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, then at Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village (since March 2011), where it has been operating on the last Sunday of every month.
But its new(ish) high-traffic digs aren’t helping Portobello West’s vendors. According to The Georgia Straight, customers’ propensity to “wait and see what they have next month” is hurting the artists’ and artisans’ bottom line.
So Portobello West is changing their schedule in an effort to help their vendors:
Portobello West has been around for years in Vancouver, although it sometimes flies under the radar. It’s a monthly market that brings together dozens of up-and-coming artists and clothing designers to sell their wares. The concept is borrowed from the original Portobello Market in London, which showcases hundreds of the country’s top designers.
On the last Sunday of every month, over 110 artists and designers come together to sell their unique creations at one of the best spots for finding local and independent fashion in Vancouver: Portobello West Fashion and Art Market.
Created in 2006 by Vancouverite Carlie Smith and designed to mimic European artisan markets, Portobello West is one of the Top 8 Places to Shop for Fashion in Vancouver. A huge success in Vancouver—the market averages over 1,000 shoppers per event—Portobello has been a boon to local designers, offering a showcase for both well-established brands and up-and-coming talent.